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and no entitle. reforms. >> his budget apparently will make no effort to address our debt and deficit. >> we'll sit down with leaders of the congressional budget committee. republican senator rob for theman and democratic congressman chris van hol en. plus, arizona governor jan brewer vetoes a bill that would protect religious freedom over gay rights. bu but other states may take up similar measures. and our power players of the week. they're making the please don't touch signs at mee seuseums a t of the past all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello from fox news in washington. we begin with a fast moving develop. in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin and said the u.s. will suspend planning for the g-8 summit in sochi this summer. britain and france just joined the u.s. but putin got approval from the russian parliament to send troops into ukraine. and the russians have seized control of the crimean peninsula without firing a shot. ukraine's government says we are on the brink of disaster and is asking the u.s. and europe for help. let's get the latest now from
opportunity for americans. at a time when our deficit has been cut in half, it enables us to meet our obligations to future generations without a mountain of debt. this adheres to the spending principles members of both houses and both parties agreed to. it also builds on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth, and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is fully paid for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. right now our tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this budget creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new indus
loophole -- that would reduce the deficit with 3.4 trillion in new revenue. will be onell capitol hill defending the budget. as will chuck hagel and jack lew. will travel to new hampshire to rally support for the budget. before that, we will focus on the proposal, getting your take and drilling down into your numbers. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents, (202) 585-3882. send us a tweet, @cspanwj. we can also read your comments on facebook.com/cspan and you can e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. here's what the president had to say about his budget. [video clip] we have to decide if we're are going to make smart investments. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. we have to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce deficits responsibly while taking steps strengthen the middle class. approach my budget offers. that is why i will fight for this year and in the years to come. talking about his $3.9 trillion budget. this is president obama's 2015 budget, it spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. it re
with a deficit reduction plan similar to republicans', democrats', and the administration's. during that time, he reached across the aisle to try to make the supercommittee work, to help it meet its mandate. he offered a compromise that included spending cuts in exchange for tax revenue. unfortunately, his compromise and the other compromise discussed did not make it through. the committee, in a sense, failed to come to conclusion to propose to the senate and the house a compromise that could be lived. .. >> i want to welcome the senator from pennsylvania senator to me. >> toomey. >> excuse my voice it sounds worse than it is. think you for having me today and for his kind introduction and from universal health services it was allen's idea that i'd be invited to speak with you this morning and i appreciate that but i was a little surprised to be honest because allen knows about my notorious weaknesses with the public speaker and invited me any way. i say notorious for meet -- for be the department of public speaking made clear by only a smile -- of small child. i have three little kids into are n
spending in the future than was riginally projected. >> because they were projecting a deficit of 4% of g.d.p., how much does the health care calculations factor into that differential? >> the biggest difference is policy. you just quoted the c.b.o. number which assumes no policy. the president's policies would reduce the deficit by 1.8% of g.d.p. in the last year of the budget window. as a result obviously the deficit's a lot better with deficit reduction, which is what we are showing in our budget, than if you didn't have deficit reduction. which is what a budget baseline would show. there's some other technical differences between our outdear forecasts. they are mostly on the revenue ide not spending side. >> this is for anyone. do any of the participants know tax revisions vare frye from current law apart from the -- >> obviously we have a set of proposals in there, so one of he places where -- that's in our a -- assumed in our budget is that in the 2010 and 2012 budgets the president extended his increases for the refundibility in the child tax credit. the increases in the earned inc
for his domestic initiative while also strengthening the deficit. >> host: dan, republican caller. >> caller: i was just listening earlier to a caller talking about the epa, and they talked about bill companies getting all these breaks. based on what i've read and found out on the internet is a pay $60 million a day in places, in taxes. and how you going to pay that if you shut down the oil companies and the guy that's supplying the energy for the united states? >> host: where did you read they pay for leasing of the land and taxes? >> caller: that's just on the internet. >> host: zachary goldfarb, the oil companies and gas company to pay taxes and they do have to pay the federal government to lease these lands. >> guest: that's right. the reason the government thinks is there is its multiple. first, the government belief these are public lands in many cases and some some of the benefits of that oil and gas should spread the people in those committees and around the country and not just into the pockets of the company. secondly, there is enforcement, environmental regulations in t
's fiscal outlook. we have cut the deficit in half as a share of the economy, experiencing the fastest fury of deficit reduction since the demobilization of world war ii. the budget continues this progress. bringing deficits down to a share of the economy to 2% by 2023 and putting the debt on a declining path. we've seen a notable and significant decline in health care spending growth over the last few years, in part due to the affordable care act, we know that over the long run, the growth of the health care costs continues to be our nation's most pressing fiscal challenge. that is why the budget builds on the savings and reforms to health reform law with additional measures to strengthen medicare and medicaid and encourage high-quality and efficient health care. we also know that revenue has to be a part of the solution to our nation's long-term fiscal challenges. given the aging of our population and the declining ratio of workers to retirees, we will need additional revenue to maintain our commitment to seniors, while also making the investments that are needed to grow our economy and e
of the conditions applied. difficult steps need to be undertaken to raise as gas prices and trim budget deficits, but ukraine should be given a long enough pleased so these reforms don't strangle a nation. today dealing with threats to its very existence. second, crimea. russia has invaded ukraine. make the mistake. they have done so in violation of the united nations charter and the very accord that they signed in 1994 guaranteeing crimea's territorial security. no doubt vladimir putin will soar him as his ally in ukraine president's office in no doubt he didn't like the fact united states voiced his strong support for the right of a sovereign ukraine to make independent decisions about its future partnerships. and no doubt, he is infuriated that the ukrainian people are now on their way to getting their way. this is not a schoolyard. you don't get to push around weaker or just because you don't like them. this is a 21st century. the reason we belong to organizations like the united nations, the reason we negotiate treaties like the budapest memorandum is because we now understand after centuri
-murray, it is paid for with spending cut and tax reforms. it is deficit neutral. supporting what the president said in the state of the union, there is a series of programs to create jobs. it lays out $302 billion infrastructure proposal that is paid for with pro-growth tax. it strengthens the manufacture base and supports groundbreaking research to fight disease, protect the environment and develop new technology. it enhances the administration's management efforts to deliver a government that is more efficient and supportive of economic growth. and it will expand opportunity for all-americans. it doubles the maximum value of the earned income tax credit to encourage people to enter the workforce. and makes high quality preschool available to every four year old. and drive workforce training. it will focus on the primary drivers of long term debt and deficits. it builds on the forms of the affordable care act and continues to slow health care cost growth while improving the quality. it will curb tax breaks that benefit the wealthiest. it calls for pro-growth immigration reform. the deficit has bee
for me. >> since president has been in office we have reached the point where cutting the annual deficit in half to reduce the overall debt of united states by $3 trillion over the next 10 years. neil: i heard that it stuck with me i immediately said he just out to an allied made ising the debt is coming down it will shrink $3 trillion over the next 10 years? it is what. what will happen is it will grow $3 trillion less than rethought. that is a big difference. said debt will grow at 21. 3 trillion that is not the but the cbo. it is not the $3 trillion decrease but $8 trillion increase may be sheikh factors in those savings but so far that does not mean fear is less red ink. but with washington less than we feared so no need to fear. not so fast. it is a twisted way that the senator says we're making progress. because if you define progress then you must be forgetting you are digging a hole consists of a. it is time for the wake-up call the debt is getting bigger. that is like me saying i m projected to gain 50 pounds over the next decade but i am only gaining four days so i lost 10 poun
deficits and strengthens our long-term fiscal outlook. through additional health care reforms, tax reform and by fixing our broken immigration system. we recognize the importance of the bipartisan funding compromise reached by the congress and the budget shows the president's funding priorities at the 2015 spending levels that were agreed to in the deal. however, we believe those are not sufficient, both in 2015 and beyond, and to ensure the nation is achieving its fullest potential. for that reason, the budget includes an opportunity, growth and security initiative that is fully paid for. it's split evenly between defense and nondefense and it presents additional investments in things like education, research and manufacturing. building on the model established in ryan-murray, the initial tiff is fully paid for with a balance package of spending cuts and tax reforms, so it is deficit neutral. supporting what the president said in the state of the union, the budget includes a series of measures to create jobs and accelerate growth in the economy. for example, as the mdafferings announced
the annual deficit in half to reduce the overall debt of united states by $3 trillion over the next 10 years. neil: i heard that it stuck with me i immediately said he just out to an allied made i the debt is coming down it will shrink $3 trillion over the next 10 years? it is what. what will happen is it will grow $3 trillion less than rethought. that is a big didifference. said debwill grow at 21. 3 trillion that is not the but the cbo. it is not the $3 trillion decrease but $8 trillion increase may be sheikh factors in those savings but so far that does not mean fear is less red ink. but with washington less than we feared so no need to fear. not so fast. it is a twisted way that the senator says we're making progress. because if you define progress then you must be forgetting you are digging a hole consists of a. it is time for the wake-up call the debt is gettingg bier. that is like me sayi i m projected to gain 50 pounds over the next decade but i am only gaining four days so i lost 10 pounds. but i did not gain 40 pounds? it could have been 50 but fat chance we would die this. what do
time as governor. in my understanding the 2014 budget would reduce the projected deficit. general expenses were down by nearly $200 million during the second half of last year and expected revenue is up. the governor has made these efforts with the goal of having a balanced budget by 2015, something we could all work towards. a goal that i applaud as you know, as i understand and have seen progress is being made. the senate should do everything that we can to encourage economic development across our country, including in the commonwealth of puerto rico. we need to work as partners in the con -- in confronting its high energy costs, double-digit unemployment and continuing resolution. as we support self-determination, we should ensure that our focus on political status does not prevent us from addressing the immediate economic needs of the commonwealth of puerto rico. i want to thank you for the time to speak and join my colleague on this important issue and senator wicker, i look forward for your support of a fair and open process in looking forward to working with you on this. m
even further into record territory. >>> the treasury department says the country's budget deficit dropped to its lowest level in six years, during 2013. the federal deficit was $680 billion in the last fiscal year. that's down from about $1.1 trillion the previous year. cnn global economic analyst, managing editor of "time" magazine. so it's a dramatic -- about 15% drop in the deficit, which is still high, but a lot less than it used to be. what happened? >> well, in short, the country's growing again. we have been in a recovery for the last year. hasn't felt like one to a lot of people, but growing your way out of a deficit is always the best way to do it. that happened during the boom period of the clinton years, what a lot of people have been hoping would happen once we got past the fiscal headwinds in washington, that we get back on a growth path. what's interesting, though, there is actually a cbo study out looking at the longer term impact on budget deficits. and we have to keep growing faster in order to keep it down. we go back to a 2% economy, those numbers will tick righ
. at the same time bush gave huge tax breaks to the wealthiest people in this country. ran up a huge deficit. then under obama the republicans come back. they say, gee, we have a terrible deficit. we're going to have to cut social security, medicare, medicaid, education, environmental protection. the needs of the kids' nutrition programs because of this deficit. so if you are asking me, do i this i that same set of policies will play out? more money for defense, then rising deficits and then cutbacks on programs that middle class and working families need? absolutely, that is what will happen. >> what is going to happen to these veterans, now, senator, if they're not going to get this kind of funding. there are a lot of veterans in this country that are being undercut, that are not being -- our obligation, we are not living up to our obligations because of war and budget cuts. so what does that say to the next generation thinking of a career in the military? >> that's a very important point. it says if we cannot keep faith with those people really hurting as a result of service to this count
convince the american people it would be different this time. >> i will. the worst budget deficit under george bush happened in his last term in office. that's when nancy pelosi was speaker of the house. budget ra $450 billion. president obama blew through those deficits. he had in excess of trillion dollar deficits year after year. what the republicans were able to do in the house is not continue that level of trajectory. has spending gone up? it absolutely has. but the level has slowed down and -- >> i get the feeling, congresswoman, maybe not you in particular, a lot of your party are giving up the fight and keeping the powder dry and hoping at the end of the year pick up more seats in the house and maybe take the senate and you bet you that will be the time when republicans get serious. but is that a lot to hang your hat on? >> well, what we need to hang our hat on is boosting the labor force participation rate. we're at the lowest level ever for anyone over age 16 actually having a job in the labor force and in a full-time capacity. that has to change. and unfortunately the preside
deficit has been cut in half. it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations. from the heard president, deficit picture is looking better. much so that levels will be below where they were before the budget crisis. >> how do republicans react to away from the emphasis on deficit reduction act out >? >> john baeder came out and said that this was the most irresponsible budget yet of the obama has proposed. the president laster put out an all french to republicans and said he was willing to make changes to social security, medicare and other entitlement programs. those are all gone this year. for republicans to look at these budgets in the lines of what the established last year in terms of topline numbers under the agreement, this budget is something that will not move in the house of republicans. are viewed asts more of political documents as opposed to policy proposals. >> that really is right. especially this year. yep midterms coming up in november. the white house wanted to lay out policy priorities going forward to follow through on over the next eight months. the presid
issue right now, deficit, debt, from the ministrations point of view, it is not something are focusing on right now. >> take you for setting the scene. -- thank you for setting the scene. york, our guest host, we have the chart of earlier. it is a massive victory lap. can we get back to a surplus? can we get back to that surplus? >> that is certainly not on the near-term horizon. what is important to note, three years ago the deficit was 10% of tdp and this year, 3%. it wasn't pretty. it didn't look like the civics textbooks, but we have a lot of deficit reduction. we had the ryan murphy agreement. it basically takes fiscal policy off the table for the next two years. barring a dramatic or election outcome in november, the administration will be status quo for 2017. >> are you willing to say austerity in the u.s. worked while austerity in europe did not work question mark -- work? able to register economic growth. it has been sluggish. europe has not been able to pull it off and a big impact of the fed he been the economy supported. >> the former fed governor, wonderful textbook, i don
, and they really do look at me like i'm on medication when i tell them, the deficit is falling pretty sharply. this mode of fiscal restraint is grossly underappreciated. i will talk about that in a minute or two. this mood of fiscal restraint will persist as long as one thing continues and that is republican control of the house. toill leave it to dr. cook give us his analysis of where the houses added after the 2014 election. i think this theme has legs and will continue for quite some time. before this,d me what about all the gridlock in washington? i would agree that we look dysfunctional in this city but i would also say that we have had some fairly interesting breakthroughs in the last two or three months. we got a budget deal with paul ryan and patty murray. i think paul ryan is growing as a politician, not as reflexively conservative. i think he was willing to even look at some modest revenue increases. we got a farm bill. it wasn't great but we got a farm bill and most importantly, you see clear signs from the republican leadership in the house that they did not want a crisis over the
could save. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the federal deficit plunged by more than $400 in the last fiscal deficit. the sharpest drop since the end of world war ii. alison kosik is in new york to tell us why this happened. >> the federal budget deficit is at its lowest level in five years. the deficit is the difference between what the government spends and takes in. that dropped to $680 billion in 2013. to give you some perspective, during the financial crisis, it shot up above $1 trill in 2009 as the economy tanked and government bailouts became the norm. here is why it is happening. the economy is getting better over the last few years. the deficit has been shrinking. also, we are paying higher taxes. all that means more revenue for the government. the government has cut back on spending. the republicans, they still insist that the budget deficit is still too large. if they are looking for a fight, they may not get it. congress agreed to a bipartisan budget deal. mid-term elections are coming in the fall. a strengthening economy is removing m
with opportunity for all americans. at a time when the deficit is cut in half this allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. to the balance in congress but it also builds up on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is paid for with smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and the well-connected. i will give you an example. right now the tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know that the country that wins the race for new technologies will win new jobs so this creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where universities and businesses will work for groundbreaking technology for new jobs in america. part of the reason we're here today is because education has to sta
to the federal deficit. h.r. 3370 enables congress to develop a long-term solution that protects local economies and holds government accountable. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from maine seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. pin grow: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to talk for two girls from maine. they both celebrated their eighth birthdays last month and are in second grade. ms. pingree: since their presents are just days apart they decided to have a joint birthday present. instead of presents, they asked for people to bring the most needed items from the food pantry. there was never a suggestion from a parent or teacher to do this, they planned it all themselves. i agree with their teach whore said, these two girls have some of the biggest hearts she's ever seen. their compassion and generosity is inspiring and i want to recognize and
when our deficit's been cut in half, it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. >> woodruff: the 2015 deficit would decline, to $560 billion, but republicans today said the red ink, spending hikes and tax increases mean the plan is dead on arrival. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> rather than put together a constructive blueprint the two parties could use as a jumping off point, to get our economy moving and our fiscal house in order, the president has once again opted for the political stunt for a budget that's more about firing up the base in an election year than about solving the nation's biggest and most persistent long-term challenges >> woodruff: congressman paul ryan, the house budget chair, likewise called the obama plan a disappointment. in a statement, he said: >> woodruff: ryan offered an extensive critique yesterday of federal anti-poverty efforts. he's expected to release a republican budget proposal in the coming weeks. >> woodruff: some of the more notable pieces of the president's proposal, and expected
to the flood insurance program which is 24 billion in deficit spending. will this legislation put us further into the deficit? >> no, not at all. in fact, this bill, unlike the senate version which, you know there was a lot of discussion over the senate version, this bill is actually 100% paid for, and, generates about $165 million, according to the cbo, of revenue over five years. so it pays for itself. it is not a tax because it, it pays for itself only for those within the national flood insurance program. so if you're not in a flood zone and you don't have flood insurance, this doesn't affect you. but if you are in the flood insurance program and your primary residence you will pay a user fee to pay in the program of $25 a year. very reasonable. that will pay for the program. gerri: i got it tell you, 200 million over five years? that doesn't do anything over4 billion in debt the program is already n how will we pay that off? >> well it is still better than nothing. had we done nothing, there wouldn't be 165 million toward that debt. that is number one. second thing that number is not co
budget cuts through the 2011 deficit-driven tea party threat to default on the debt. and now chuck hagel is carrying those out and folks like senator rubio and other colleagues are saying we don't like the thing we made you do under the threat of default. >> there is no democrat that causes them more trouble than what 2ed cruz causes them. they don't have a majority in the senate, the republicans don't, because of ted cruz and his ilk who have been pushing these candidates who can't possibly win when they get the nomination. the democrats have to secretly be watching this and whatever, you know, personal dislike they have for cruz, they have to sit there in the senate and go we are so lucky that ted cruz is just ruining life for republicans in the senate. >> oh, yeah. democrats absolutely feel he's been a huge thorn in the side. he's a messaging nightmare. and when it comes to senate parliamentary procedure, which is something you and i happen to have the benefit of knowing a little bit about. he's also a liar. and it makes republicans look really bad. there is such a thing as a real fil
the deficit with $17 trillion in debt. that is a failure on the democratic side and i am a democrat. tax reform that will not only simplify the tax code. this is to simply pay our bills. >> let's talk about bills that specifically the kind that get printed. isust -- and the new chair scheduled to testify tomorrow. her is we will hear from a projection of the continues to recover. we have the fact that moved from washington being net negative on the economic recovery, maybe the neutral. can be a positive aspect. a number of members will press on when we will see some additional relaxation and quantitative easing. >> is that what you're going to ask? are those the questions you'll ask? >> by the time they get down to me, i'm sure that they will be asked. one of the areas that i want to highlight is one of the coming fiscal crisis that we have to get ahead of her. we have now had a true billion dollars in student debt that exceeds credit card debt. we are starting to see the price diminish state and the federal support. with the rising college costs, we bought that off with debt. that is co
that there are lots of issues that are important. let's start wwth the debt. let's start with the incredible deficit and the size of government. >> we have a tax problem and a spending problem. and it basically came to a grounding all. lou: what are you going to do about lois lerner? dirty have the attorney general in contempt. what are you going to do a former senior irs official? he's basically told you guys to buzz off. i have a bill, hr 1950 that criminalizes this action. lou: retroactively? >> the question is what are you going to do about lois lerner who has told you guys to buzz off. >> we are going to make certain that there are two aspects of the story are told. hold people accountable and find out who did this. and you move forward with the legislation that holds people accountable if it haapens again. and i think the american people are shocked at what has occurred at the irs that the administration is doing nothing and we are going to work diligently to hold these people accountable to make sure this doesn't happen again. lou: no one is a bbgger fan of darrell issa than i am. and i think
with the incredible deficit and the size of government. >> we have a tax problem and a spendi problem. and it basically came to a grounding al. lou: what are you going to do about lois lerr? dirty have the attorney general in contempt. what are you going to do a former senior irs offcial? he's basically told you guys to buzz off. i have a bill, hrr 1950 that iminalizes this action. lou: retroactively? >> the questio is what are you going to do about lois lerner who has told you guys to buzz off. >> we are going to make certain that there are two aspects of the story are told. hold people accountable and find out who did this. and you move forward with the legislation that holds people accountable if it haapens again. and i think the american people are shocked at what has occurred at the irs that the administration is doing nothing and we are going to work diligentlto hold these people accountable to make re this doesn't happen again. lou: no one is a bbgger fan of darrell issa than i am. and i think you know that. you and your committee have done brilliant work. i do think that you r
to address the deficits, chronic deficits in the national flood insurance program. they are undoing the work to providing relief. the house will take up an energy will restrictich the epa's regulation of carbon emissions by coal-fired plants. this is a big priority of utilities. it would require any limits for new plants to be based on existing technology. it will be a theme this week. there will be several energy bills, just like there was a theme last week about excessive regulation. we thank bettelheim, you for the lookahead. as always sir, thank you for your time. >> my pleasure, sir. >> on the next washington journal, national review --umnist talks about us joins us to talk about the tea party. followed by brandywine garden -- eingarten. in thejoined with daniel council of foreign relations. washington journal is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern. what we're told, both as students and as a nation, is there are all kinds of siddons and marches and demonstrations and occur. -- sit in's marches and demonstrations that occur. barks --it was rosa basically, it was rosa parks and the young preacher w
it is important to put in perspective that the budget deficit is not being driven by spending on domestic programs like this. it is driven by a slow economy. >> certainly entitlements. >> no. >> 60 percent of it. >> alisyn. that was my next point. but this is different from medicare and social security right? you look at the overall budget it is misleading for the republicans to tell the american people if they can get the budget deficit in better shape by cutting programs. it is it a very, very small part of the overall budget. we can always make government work better and i trust paul ryan is coming from an honest point. >> the war on poverty 50 years later. >> last thing you expect to interrupt your grocery shopping right here. >> i thought he was going to stop but he kept on driving through. >> you will learn who is behind the wheel. you will see that in a moment. >> plus matthew mcconaughey injecting faith in hollywood's glamous night. >> first of all i want to thank god. i look up to it him. he graced my life with opportunities that are not of my hand or other human hands. which would be fin
said she was disappointed that it doesn't take any steps to reduce the deficit by raising taxes on upper income americans and senator schumer who is from new york which is one of the highest state taxes in the country took issue with the fact that it eliminates the ability of state and local taxation which is a big thing in california, new york and other high tax states. so they're picking it apart in a way that suggests they're not interested in engaging on it or using it as a starting point. i would like to see them do it just to see where they get. i don't think it would happen, but i think it would be fascinating and it's a real opportunity that sthey shouldn' write-off. >> and on the democrat being side, this proposal includes a bank tax. there are a numb democrchmber o eliminates the so-called carry interest about thatthis proposa tax. there are a number of -- and eliminates the so-called carry interest about that a up 1/2 democrat would be uncomfortable with that as well. >> including schumer. >> exactly. >> earlier brian said something about troll going and i feel they h
. >> we cannot continue financing and operating in a deficit as we have in the last ten years or more. >> reporter: and in washington, puerto rico's representative is pushing for initiatives. >> i wrote the initiatives for the white house task force for puerto rico encouraging the president to include full inclusion of puerto rico in the child tax credit program when the president submits his next budget to congress. >> reporter: as shops board up and schools crumble crime is escalating. in 2011 over 1,000 people were killed, the highest number in puerto rico history. carlos lost his 15-year-old daughter to a stray bullet in 2012. >> the police are doing nothing, and we have no faith in the justice department in puerto rico. when my little girl was killed, they came and recreated the crime scene, and they stayed as long as there were cameras around. after that they never came back. they act like i see you but i don't know you. >> the island has long struggled with poverty. but today's situation is different. the grip of the u.s. recession was virtually inescapable, draining livelihood
're against deficits. this or that program. we know they're against obamacare. great. what are they for? >> right. as you pointed out in the beginning, congressman camp held hearings all over the country. he's listen eed to a lot of people. much of what came out of those hearings which is to say, i believe there is broad political support in the country going in that direction. republicans should take advantage of that. >> thank you all. >>> when we come back, the pentagon proposing to slash the army to pre-world war ii levels. what it means for the interests abroad next. this program is brought to you by blue emu. it would fast. with my friends, we'll do almost anything. out for drinks, eats. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. love them all. the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. a lot of things goi
. describe sent lecavalier for the winner. flyers come all the way back from a two-goal deficit 5-4. they take it in overtime. the capitals and flyers play again on wednesday. that game will be played in philadelphia. let's move on to college basketball now. rivalry games are always unpredictable. whenever george washington plays george mason at home, the outcome has always been one sided. the colonials haven't lost at home to the patriots ever. charles smith is the place to be. joshua morgan in the house taking in the game. gw led by two at halftime. second half they start to pull away. thanks to maurice creek, the senior. knocking down the three bl there. that capped off a 12-0 colonials run. a few minutes later, off the gw miss. one more time. he had a game high 22 points. later in the half the patriots coming back. corey edwards. giving it up to jalen jenkins for the layup. gw, they close this one strong. the backwards tip. he had 13 points. gw topped the patriots 66-58. >> i didn't have the best first half. i knew that. and i went in there and prayed and coach just told me to
. >> you can see our deficit, quite a nice run of rain but we are nearly 7" below average in livermore, san jose, must be 10.5 at sfo, and 10.75 in downtown, and 17 in ukiah. a lot of rain fell but it is not enough. we have a long way to go before we fill it. rain in the north bay through the morning commute. it is mild. rain will move in the travel bay by noon. temperatures are in the mid-50's and 60's and in the south board of inquiry 4:00, all of us should be wet during the evening commute. temperatures are mild. mid-50's to low 60's. we are in the mid-to-upper 50's with rain continuing through the evening hours and overnight. we will have a few scattered showers tomorrow morning and probably a wet commute if it is not raining because of the residual moisture and mild breezes wednesday, low 60's to 70's at the coast and more showers on the way for thursday with temperatures in the mid-50's to mid-60's. sue, how is the commute? >> it is light. we have a couple of issues. if you are traveling through sacramento to the sierra, no snow chain requirements but we have a situation with road wor
they did not vote on the total budget, deficit or surplus if there was one. this is to get them to vote for a budget resolution one place, one time and then run for election on your vote. that stopped. they didn't want to vote for this, and there is no penalty for not voting in it. and then congress doesn't feel they have any obligation to pass one of its own. the process needs to be completely redone. it's not shown that anyone has the testicular fortitude to do it. >> the debt limit is not the place to be having a discussion wherof how you spend your money. this is interesting to me that conservative members of congress are having their cake and eating it, but at the same time not able to prioritize spending the way they would actually like. >> well, let's remember that the conservative members like liberal members can't make decisions unilaterally. i'm sure if the conservatives had the power with the hype see. they probably have trouble getting the support with the reading of the lord's prayer these days. but when it comes to taxes and budget and taxes debt, it's difficult because th
or attempted suicide in the past, you are not allowed to enter the military. attention deficit, a common disorder. conduct disorder, juvenile delinquency. they are not more suicidal prior to entering the military. and you might age a teenager who is a fearful kid is not going to be the type of person who will volunteer for the army. those who join the army are more confident, risk-takers, and less anxious than other people. the kinds of things that were there in abundance compared to the population to do with i want pulsesivetyimpulsivity, and ang. >> the rate of anger is five times higher among soldiers than civilians. is that a marker for pre-disposition down the road? >> well, it is. we don't think of anger being associated with suicide. we more typically think along the line of depression. but fact people who are angry at other people, who are aggressi aggressive, do have increased rates of being angry and violent towards themselves. they are higher suicide rates. perpetrators of violent crime has higher suicide rates than other people. >> amy, are families sometimes put in. terrible
fight, the deficit battle. he had a very difficult re-election. just a month before, he gave an interview with black enterprise magazine he said, i'm not the president of black america. he didn't want that idea that he was favoring one particular group. i did an interview before that election. and i found out that when he came down with his senior aids just week bfers he got re-elected, he had a yellow note pad. even if this wasn't an issue, he put criminal justice reform on there and he started pushing -- gwen: we've got to go. michael's more in story in "time magazine." >> we have to leave to give you a chance to support your local pbs station. but our conversation will continue online on the "washington week" web cast extra. it streams live at 8:30 and all ek long at pbs.org/washingtonweek. and that's where you'll find my take and why 1997 was such a big year for "washington week." we're accepting birthday wishes. we'll see you next week. good night. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old
provisions that only benefit a favored few. to bailoutncreases washington from its debt and deficit problems. if we are going to close a loophole, the american people should get the benefit of a lower rate instead of just handing them money over to washington so he can spend more. we close a lot of loopholes, we got a lot of the junk out of the code. our plan reveals 228 sections of the tax code. we cut the size of the income tax code by roughly 25%. tax reform needs to be about strengthening the economy, making the codes blur and fairer. today we had the opportunity to make the first step forward. this is the kind of tax code the american people need and deserve. before he opened us up to questions, i want to draw your attention to a list of the major provisions in the press release. when you are talking about the entire tax code, there is a lot to go over. i want to highlight a few items on the list in addition to lowering rates, this includes simpler improved taxation of investment income. we tax long-term capital gains and dividends as normal income but exempt 40% of such income six tax,
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